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author = {Akerib, DS and Araujo, HM and Bai, X and Bailey, AJ and Balajthy, J and Beltrame, P and Bernard, EP and Bernstein, A and Biesiadzinski, TP and Boulton, EM and Bradley, A and Bramante, R and Cahn, SB and Carmona-Benitez, MC and Chan, C and Chapman, JJ and Chiller, AA and Chiller, C and Currie, A and Cutter, JE and Davison, TJR and de, Viveiros L and Dobi, A and Dobson, JEY and Druszkiewicz, E and Edwards, BN and Faham, CH and Fiorucci, S and Gaitskell, RJ and Gehmang, VM and Ghag, C and Gibson, KR and Gilchriese, MGD and Hall, CR and Hanhardt, M and Haselschwardt, SJ and Herter, SA and Hogan, DP and Horn, M and Huang, DQ and Ignarra, CM and Ihm, M and Jacobsen, RG and Ji, W and Kazkaz, K and Khaitang, D and Knoche, R and Larsen, NA and Lee, C and Lenardo, BG and Lesko, KT and Lindote, A and Lopes, MI and Mailing, DC and Manalaysay, AG and Mannino, RL and Marzioni, MF and McKinsey, DN and Mei, D-M and Mock, J and Moongweluwan, M and Morad, JA and Murphy, ASJ and Nehrkorn, C and Nelson, H},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2016.02.017},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment},
pages = {57--67},
title = {FPGA-based trigger system for the LUX dark matter experiment},
url = {},
volume = {818},
year = {2016}

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AB - LUX is a two-phase (liquid/gas) xenon time projection chamber designed to detect nuclear recoils resulting from interactions with dark matter particles. Signals from the detector are processed with an FPGA-based digital trigger system that analyzes the incoming data in real-time, with just a few microsecond latency. The system enables first pass selection of events of interest based on their pulse shape characteristics and 3D localization of the interactions. It has been shown to be >99% efficient in triggering on S2 signals induced by only few extracted liquid electrons. It is continuously and reliably operating since its full underground deployment in early 2013. This document is an overview of the systems capabilities, its inner workings, and its performance.
AU - Akerib,DS
AU - Araujo,HM
AU - Bai,X
AU - Bailey,AJ
AU - Balajthy,J
AU - Beltrame,P
AU - Bernard,EP
AU - Bernstein,A
AU - Biesiadzinski,TP
AU - Boulton,EM
AU - Bradley,A
AU - Bramante,R
AU - Cahn,SB
AU - Carmona-Benitez,MC
AU - Chan,C
AU - Chapman,JJ
AU - Chiller,AA
AU - Chiller,C
AU - Currie,A
AU - Cutter,JE
AU - Davison,TJR
AU - de,Viveiros L
AU - Dobi,A
AU - Dobson,JEY
AU - Druszkiewicz,E
AU - Edwards,BN
AU - Faham,CH
AU - Fiorucci,S
AU - Gaitskell,RJ
AU - Gehmang,VM
AU - Ghag,C
AU - Gibson,KR
AU - Gilchriese,MGD
AU - Hall,CR
AU - Hanhardt,M
AU - Haselschwardt,SJ
AU - Herter,SA
AU - Hogan,DP
AU - Horn,M
AU - Huang,DQ
AU - Ignarra,CM
AU - Ihm,M
AU - Jacobsen,RG
AU - Ji,W
AU - Kazkaz,K
AU - Khaitang,D
AU - Knoche,R
AU - Larsen,NA
AU - Lee,C
AU - Lenardo,BG
AU - Lesko,KT
AU - Lindote,A
AU - Lopes,MI
AU - Mailing,DC
AU - Manalaysay,AG
AU - Mannino,RL
AU - Marzioni,MF
AU - McKinsey,DN
AU - Mei,D-M
AU - Mock,J
AU - Moongweluwan,M
AU - Morad,JA
AU - Murphy,ASJ
AU - Nehrkorn,C
AU - Nelson,HN
AU - Neves,E
AU - O'Sullivan,K
AU - Oliver-Mallory,KC
AU - Ott,RA
AU - Palladino,KJ
AU - Pangilinan,M
AU - Pease,EK
AU - Phelps,P
AU - Reichhart,L
AU - Rhyne,C
AU - Shaw,S
AU - Shutt,TA
AU - Silva,C
AU - Skulski,W
AU - Solovovn,VN
AU - Sorensen,P
AU - Stephenson,S
AU - Sumner,TJ
AU - Szydagis,M
AU - Taylor,DJ
AU - Taylor,W
AU - Tennyson,BP
AU - Terman,PA
AU - Tiedt,DR
AU - To,WH
AU - Tripathi,M
AU - Tyrznikova,L
AU - Uvarov,S
AU - Verbus,JR
AU - Webb,RC
AU - White,JT
AU - Whitis,TJ
AU - Witherell,MS
AU - Wolfs,FLH
AU - Yin,J
AU - Young,SK
AU - Zhang,C
DO - 10.1016/j.nima.2016.02.017
EP - 67
PY - 2016///
SN - 1872-9576
SP - 57
TI - FPGA-based trigger system for the LUX dark matter experiment
T2 - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
UR -
UR -
VL - 818
ER -